Bishop James E. McKnight, Jr.
Founder & Senior Pastor
Bishop James E. McKnight, Jr. was born in Gainesville, Florida to Bishop James E. and Sister Jessie McKnight. As a young boy, he was always serious about the work of the Lord by integrating preaching, praying and teaching...
Lady Delois McKnight
Lady Delois Turner McKnight is the fourth and presiding first lady of the Church of God by Faith, Inc. She is the youngest daughter of 14 children, born to Deacon Raleigh and Mother Katie Turner of Abbeville, Georgia. She was...
He loves God and His people. In his spare time he enjoys making music, spending time with his family, and cheering on the University of Florida Gators
Jackie Branton has served in many roles but the catalyst to her administrative career was her appointment as the churches’ financial secretary.
Theresa got connected with SCOGBF after returning from active military duty and has served as former Executive Director of BCFCC and currently has oversight for Fellowship ministries.
Elder Avery Shell
Pastor Shell, whom The Lord delivered on January 1, 1997, has been married since June 30, 2001 to Sandra Shell. The Lord called him to minister through evangelism in 1998.
As an Education Director, Iana has a heart to serve God and to walk in His precepts. With the grace of God, she and her husband have raised three children that are firmly planted in God’s word.
Winefred Major, aka Sis. Winnie, has been a member of Starke COGBF since 2001. She also tirelessly volunteers in the Food Ministry at the church. Her favorite scripture is John 3:16.
Jermaine & Nikki Hutchinson
Youth and Young Adult
Jermaine and Nikki Hutchinson are the proud parents of 4 cupcake eating, energizer bunny active, God-fearing children. Their fun personalities are perfect for the youth ministry, as they enjoy working with children of all ages!
Lashay is a woman after God’s own heart, thus her passions are directed towards creatively reaching and touching the lives of others through God’s love. She is happily married and have two amazing, God-loving children, Laila & Devin Jr.
Kim joined Starke COGBF in 2014. Her goal is to reach the congregation and the community through effective communication ito inspire, inform and invite participation in the church.
Denise became a member in early 2000 and uses her God-given talents to acquire resources for the community and church family. She faithfully serves as a choir director, food ministry volunteer and the Food Outreach Program Manager.